The Dracula Dossier – Director’s Handbook

A Secret History Unearthed. A Legendary Horror Walks Again.

Presenting an epic improvised campaign for Night’s Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?

The Dracula Dossier follows in the fully improvisational path of the award-winning Armitage Files campaign. Players follow up leads in the margins of Dracula Unredacted, a rare edition of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece that reveals the terrifying truth behind the fiction. They’ll chase down the real characters from Stoker’s novel, their descendants in the present, and the British agents caught in the backblast.

Directors combine these leads and notes with pre-prepared elements in the Director’s Handbook, including:

  • Conspiracy nodes, eerie locations and vampiric beasts
  • More than  40 supporting characters in vampiric, heroic, or in-between versions
  • Different versions of the real Mina Harker, Abraham van Helsing, and the other stars of Stoker’s novel — and their modern-day successors, descendants, and survivors — who can drive the story in any direction the players look.

Players choose which leads to track, which scarlet trail to follow. The Director, using the clear step-by-step techniques in this book, improvises a suitably blood-soaked thriller in response to their choices. Clear advice to players and Directors on improvisation, with extensive examples and guidelines, helps you set the scene. Together, you will read and write your own unique version of the Dracula Dossier.

Follow the clues to end the story once and for all, and close Project EDOM forever. You will find, hunt, and kill Dracula, the king of the vampires.

If you survive.

 

Status: Printing

28 Responses to “The Dracula Dossier – Director’s Handbook”

  1. This sounds very interesting. If it’s anywhere near the quality of the Armitage Files (and I’m sure it will be) it is another must buy. Damn you Pelgrane.

    • Gary Moore says:

      I agree with Andrew. Damn you Pelgrane indeed. Hurry up and finish development so I can buy it. An annoted copy of Dracula? Sounds like the ultimate in game artifact if its anything like the book of the smoke for bookhounds.

      • Mayank says:

        Merci Shabnam! Sans oublier l’excellente anaslye de la page 3: “Le de9veloppement des ve9hicules propres permettra d’acce9le9rer la croissance verte dont les fondements ont e9te9 pose9s par le Grenelle de l’environnement”.A suivre….CM

  2. Nathaniel says:

    Is there a general or specific launch date?

  3. Michael says:

    Any more news on when this may be released, put up for pre-order, or kickstarter, what have you? Regardless, looking forward to it! Thanks!

  4. François says:

    Very interesting, the book will contain connections with the Zalozhniy Quartet to play both campaigns back to back ?

    • Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan says:

      It wouldn’t so much be ‘back to back’ as ‘smashed together’, but yeah, there’ll be a few references and pointers to ZQ. You don’t need to have or be familiar with Zalozhniy Quartet to play the Dracula Dossier, but there are ways to link the two together.

  5. Martin Costello says:

    We’ve gone past the October 17th date listed for the Dracula Dossier crowdfunding campaign, any idea what the new date will be?

    • Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan says:

      We’re scrambling to get everything ready, but it’s a complex project and we want to show off as much as possible. Definitely before the end of the month. With luck, next week.

  6. Olivier R says:

    I am (not so) patiently waiting to put my hands on this…

  7. Scott says:

    Hopefully this Friday?

  8. Michael P says:

    I hope this friday too! Had a funny feeling the kickstarter might start on Oct 31! :) Can’t wait!

  9. Kenneth Hite says:

    The phone and Internet went out at Pelgrane HQ on Thursday, thus ruining Scott and Michael’s otherwise brilliant deduction and further delaying the DRACULA DOSSIER Kickstarter. I begin to suspect some shadowy, vampiric foe has set his child-brain against us. BUT WHO?

  10. PM says:

    Same here. Difficult to wait when teased with such a project :-)

  11. newbie says:

    Hi this game looks intereting but im kinda new to this kind of games. How’s the play style like and do i have to know the other games lore to enjoy this?

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  13. Chris says:

    Unfortunately, I was unable to jump in on the kickstarter campaign. Will you be doing a pre-order at some point?

    • Cat Tobin says:

      We’ll be making this available as a pre-order after the Kickstarter backers have received theirs in August.

  14. Gary Moore says:

    Just had a chance to review my backer PDFs.
    Amazed and totally blown away. I thought you wouldn’t be able to top Eternal Lies but I am happily surprised/gobsmacked.

    Cant decide if KH and GH are geniuses or glorious madmen.

    If you didn’t get to jump in on the Kickstarter then I recommend you pony up for the pre order.

    One question, I had the retailer level pledge, is that applied against the pre order?

    In any case, well played Pelgrane, well played

  15. Sam Bennett says:

    Checking back everyday and money burning a hole in my pocket for this.

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